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Shiga Biwako Hakodateyama

A Photogenic Stroll through Western Shiga

writerCheesie Originally from Malaysia, she has visited all 47 prefectures of Japan and has been introducing the various regional charms of Japan to t…

Shiga Maibara Samegai-juku

A Historical Walk Down Northeastern Shiga

writerCheesie Originally from Malaysia, she has visited all 47 prefectures of Japan and has been introducing the various regional charms of Japan to t…

Tamatsukuri Onsen

Tamatsukuri Onsen: famed beautifying hot springs rejuvenating skin since ancient times

About a 15-minute drive from the center of Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture, Japan’s 7th largest lake, Lake Shinji, receives the currents of the Tama…

Yufuin Onsen

Yufuin Onsen: hot springs cradled in Mount Yufu-dake amid the beauty of nature

Yufu-dake in northeastern Oita Prefecture has been revered as a divine mountain from time immemorial, appearing in the oldest surviving poetry collect…

Ito Onsen

Ito Onsen: a seaside onsen town adored by Japan’s cultural figures

Ito Onsen, located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture on the eastern side of the Izu Peninsula, is a hot spring district particularly popular within the…

hakone onsen

Hakone Onsen: One of the most popular onsen in Japan with great access from Tokyo

Hakone has great access from Tokyo, only about one and a half hours by train, providing a perfect place not only for overnight stays but also for quic…

諏訪湖

Kami-Suwa Onsen: A lakeside onsen town for the sophisticated traveler

Located in the central part of Nagano Prefecture, Kami-Suwa Onsen town spreads out along the eastern side of Lake Suwa, the prefecture’s largest lake …

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen:Soaking in an open-air bath while watching the sunset sinking over the horizon and listening to the sound of the surf provides the ultimate in relaxation time.

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen is in Aomori Prefecture and its open-air baths at the rocky beach offer a splendid view of the Sea of Japan and the coast c…

Shima onsen

Shima Onsen: Recharge with the power of nature at this secluded hot spring resort

In northwestern Gunma Prefecture near its border with Niigata Prefecture is Shima Onsen, located on the eastern side of Joshin’etsukogen National Park…